• Road-Killed Waterfowl? The Struggle is Real

    While constructing a recent blog post about lightning killing snow geese in Idaho, I thought about other odd ways in which waterfowl die. Diseases play a big role. In some high-density situations, boats might fatally strike roosted birds before dawn. And most folks are aware of aircraft smashing into geese...

  • Turkey Hunting: Did Hens Ruin Your Spring Season?

    As a turkey hunter, is your glass half full or half empty? In Florida this season, right after fly-down, a boss hen clucked, yelped and laid on some forceful cutting back at our every call. More birds flew down and gathered around this loud-mouthed hen turkey — more hens and...


Ducks or Deer?

Deer hunting can be great, no doubt, but I'll stick to the ducks.

Granny Kills Wolf with an Ax

You shouldn't mess with 56-year-old Aishat Maksudova, a grandmother from Russia, as one wolf found out just last week. Maksudova, who lives in the village of Novo Biryuzyak in the Dagestan region, was herding sheep and cows with a group of villagers when she heard the sound of a calf...

Thanksgiving Turkey Cooking Tips

First you have to kill a wild turkey. Our Thanksgiving turkey cooking tips range from jerky, soups, tacos and more. You could serve them up as football watching appetizers or part of your main course. Click on the links below:

Smelly dogs and duck hunting USA: one ends while another begins

It's amazing how fast 60 days dissapear when you start counting them on a calendar.

How Likely Are Deer-Car Collisions in Your State?

I’ll never forget the night. I was only 6 or 7 years old and was sitting in the back seat of my parents' Oldsmobile as we made our way down a rural Alabama road.

Flock Calling Your Thanksgiving Turkey

Want a Thanksgiving turkey? Call up the whole flock and pick one out.

No Deer Dogging Allowed on Kisatchie National Forest

On Nov. 10, the U.S. Forest Service put a stop to deer hunting with dogs in the Kisatchie National Forest in central Louisiana. The move overrides the decision by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission to allow nine deer-dog hunting days in December 2012. I have to admit, at first...

When Bucks Attack

Here’s a challenge for you. Grab the main beam of a 3 ½-year-old buck’s antler and break it over your knee. Go ahead. Can’t even crack it? Try harder, Nancy Boy.

Johnson: In Defense of Pass-Shooting

I’m not going to bore you with definitions. I’m not going to offend by speaking at you. I’m not going to tell you my way is right while your methods are – well – wrong. No, sir, I’m not going to do those things.

Octopus Hunt Angers Local Divers

Dylan Mayer, 19, is lying low after being condemned by critics for capturing and killing a giant Pacific octopus during a recent dive in Seattle’s Cove 2. Other divers in the area quickly posted Miller’s actions on

Confessions of the Rut Deprived

I suppose I shouldn't have read Brantley's gloating blog about his latest success. I was irritable enough as it is. I'm sitting here trying to work through a day's worth of tasks in the two hours I'll be able to keep my eyes open until yet another 4 a.m. wakeup...

Product Review: Rig 'Em Right Shell Shocker Blind Bag

With duck season in full swing in many parts of the country, it's time for another product showcase. This one is on the Rig 'Em Right Shell Shocker Blind Bag . Now, if you're unfamiliar with Rig 'Em Right, these are some hard core dudes. This is the company that...